Blues Masters: Essential History of Blues

Blues Masters: Essential History of Blues

"Big" Bill Broonzy
 Cast: "Big" Bill Broonzy
"Big" Bill Broonzy
, Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy
, Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
, Leadbelly

DVD (Black & White)

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This disc contains fifteen performances from some of the legends of blues music. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The soundtrack is less than spectacular, but it is good considering the age of some of the source material. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Although there are no supplemental materials of any consequence, blues enthusiasts will greatly enjoy the performances of "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Pick A Bale O'Cotton," "Hey, Lawdy Mama," and a dozen others. Some of the famous performers appearing on this disc include Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Billie Holiday, and many others.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2002
UPC: 0603497607525
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Rhino
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Early Blues History [1:38]
2. "Levee Camp Blues" Son House [4:06]
3. "Pick a Bale O' Cotton" Leadbelly [4:39]
4. "St. Louis Blues" Bessie Smith [6:22]
5. "Lord, Lord, Lord" Mamie Smith [5:14]
6. "Hey, Lawdy Mama" Roy Milton With June Richmond [5:53]
7. "Take Me Back, Baby" Jimmy Rushing With Count Basie [4:49]
8. "Harlem Blues" Mamie Smith [5:23]
9. "Quicksand"" Ethel Waters With Count Basie [5:51]
10. "Guitar Shuffle" Big Bill Broonzy [5:47]
11. Liner Notes [:00]
1. After the War [2:22]
2. "Four Day Creep" Ida Cox [3:35]
3. "Fine and Mellow" Billie Holiday [9:58]
4. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" Big Joe Turner [5:57]
5. "Hoochie Coochie Man" Muddy Waters [5:13]
6. "I Got My Eyes on You" Buddy Guy [4:23]
7. "Ain't Nobody's Business" Jimmy Witherspoon [6:32]
8. "Going to Chicago" Joe Williams With Jimmy Rushing [5:44]
9. "Darlin' You Know I Love You" B.B. King [7:02]
10. Liner Notes [:00]

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